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The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

The Fault in Our Stars

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Best Teens Category, 2013

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

©2012 John Green (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"An electric portrait of young people who learn to live life with one foot in the grave. Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy, The Fault in Our Stars takes a spin on universal themes - Will I be loved? Will I be remembered? Will I leave a mark on this world? - by dramatically raising the stakes for the characters who are asking." (Jodi Picoult, best-selling author of My Sister’s Keeper and Sing You Home)

"It's a testament to John Green's writing and Kate Rudd's narration that, in a book about teenagers with cancer, there are still plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Green's teens are precocious and clever, and Rudd sells it, delivering every 'or whatever' with perfect teenage inflection and fully inhabiting protagonist Hazel as she navigates the world with lungs ravaged by cancer. When Hazel has trouble breathing, we hear it in the way Rudd gasps and pants between words. It's a sad, funny, smart, beautiful book." (AudioFile)

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    Kurt W. Swenson 06-17-12
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    "Engaging and thoughtful."

    The philosophies discussed are both subtle and well thought out and explored. You care about the characters; you want to meet them for real. The story is about two teenagers who happen to have cancer. It is a big part of their lives, but they struggle to not have it be the defining parts of their lives. They accept the 'cancer perks' just like they accept the cancer tragedies, but this book does a great job of letting you see the humans beneath the circumstances. We all die, but most of us think we have lots of time to sort out what it all means first. These kids know that they don't, so they think a little harder about it, and they grow from the effort.

    The reader does an excellent job with the idiosyncrasies of the characters. I can't imagine it being read better.

    It seems remarkable to me that a 57 year old man can relate so well to the thoughts of a 16 year old teenage girl, but I guess it shouldn't be so surprising given that the teenage girl's thoughts were well conceived by a man in his 30's.

    In spite of the seriousness and sadness in this book, I came away feeling pretty good and was happy that I had taken the time to listen to it.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    k.khaos Bardstown, Kentucky, United States 01-21-13
    k.khaos Bardstown, Kentucky, United States 01-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Gawwwww, the feels!"

    This book is gut-wrenching hilarious. I pride myself on being a stoic-narcissistic-not-going-to-make-me-cry type of person and this book just undercut my very existence. I cried. I sat on my couch and I cried. I cried silently as to not wake anyone and have to deal with that awkward "what are you crying about" conversation- but nonetheless, I cried. And I hated John Green for it... I mean here is a story where you already know the subject matter, you already know that there isn't going to a (spoiler alert!) happily ever after. Yet, you dream of that happily ever after... And halfway through the book you start to reason with John Green. Like, I know they can't live forever and everything, but maybe...just maybe... you'll give them a good few years and I can close the book and be blissful about that.

    But (spoiler alert!) that doesn't happen... And afterwards as you sit on your couch and cry and curse John Green, you're going to realize that this book is great. Not just great "I'm going to facebook about this book"- but great in a way that makes you want to listen again.


    Simply put, stop reading and buy the book already...

    17 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Natalia 01-13-12
    Natalia 01-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Okay i cannot stress how GRAND this book is!"

    I absolutely loved this story. I am not the kind of person who cries at movies or goes awww during romantic moments, but this book is different. I laughed out loud at parts and i did cry a bit... only a few tears, but for me that is huge!

    John Green outdid himself with this unbelievably touching story. The characters are amazing individuals who you like immediately. You enter a world where the character's problems are on such a different level that it feels almost foreign and you can lose yourself in it.

    I don't want to drone on over every detail because that will ruin its twists and turns for all who read this review so i will keep it brief.

    This story reminds us to be present in life and appreciate the things we take for granted. Please read this book, you will absolutely fall in love with it. You will feel for these characters and perhaps see life from a new perspective. Thanks to this story my life, "is a roller coaster that only goes up...." my friends.

    Narrator: Did a great job with both male and female voices. The accents sounded authentic. A perfect choice for this book.

    31 of 45 people found this review helpful
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    Blythe California 02-27-16
    Blythe California 02-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Warning, tearjerker!"
    Any additional comments?

    Picked this up during an Audible sale due to good reviews. Had no idea what it was about. Didn't realize it was a young adult book. Didn't realize it was a tearjerker. I still enjoyed it but did find the characters of Hazel and Augustus a little pretentious.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Mommy Booknerd (Mrs Mommy Booknerds Book Reviews) #MMBBR Appleton, WI 02-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "my heart may never heal"
    Any additional comments?

    How can I still be so heartbroken??? I listened to the book and it broke me in two. I watched the movie and it broke me all over again. Brilliant, but so emotional!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MutteryBuffins USA 11-07-15
    MutteryBuffins USA 11-07-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Heart rending, but beautiful"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a beautiful story. It doesn't end like you'd think it will. It's heart wrenching and beautiful all at the same time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fault in Our Stars?

    Some of the epic quotes.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. This was the first one.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I ugly cried. I'd seen the film when it was first out, not realizing what the story was about. It was a bad move then, as I'd just lost my grandmother to cancer. I'd heard the book was great too so more than a year later, I finally listened to it. Even though I KNEW what was going to happen, I sobbed.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    johanna Surry hills, Australia 10-26-15
    johanna Surry hills, Australia 10-26-15
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    "worth listening to"

    I loved every part of the book, the narrator voice wasn't boring at all. Worth getting

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Reese 06-28-15
    Reese 06-28-15
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    "Extraordinary"

    As a pediatrician, I have watched this story play out too many times. I too often have held back soul felt tears. Hazel Grace, Augustus and Isaac gave my past,present and future grief voice. The hearing of this story was cathartic and restorative. Bravo!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Billa Phila.,PA 06-01-15
    Karen Billa Phila.,PA 06-01-15
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    "sad story but a good read"
    What did you love best about The Fault in Our Stars?

    The book was entertaining from the start, while it had many sad parts i would recommend this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Augustus because he did not allow his illness stop him.


    What does Kate Rudd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brought life to the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 02-18-15
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 02-18-15 Member Since 2017
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    "I LOVED IT!!! COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!"
    If you could sum up The Fault in Our Stars in three words, what would they be?

    WONDERFUL, TOUCHING, BEAUTIFUL


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Its a tie between Hazel, and Augustus....


    Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No,but she is really good and I will...I have already looked her up!!!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This whole book will move you, and if it doesn't you are completely heartless!


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this movie, so I bought the book when it was on sale...I waited till now to listen to it...and I should have listened sooner...it was so good...well written and narrated....The story is so real, even if it is tragic...and after listening to the book I appreciate this movie even more , because the movie represented it well...I cried a lot listening to this, and my lip quivered on and off the whole time...lol I give this story 2 thumbs up and a highly recommend....and this is one I will listen to again....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Suswati
    9/11/17
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    "Bittersweet, but quite similar to others in genre"

    There seems to be rave reviews for this book and its counterpart film, and while I understand that it is tragic I just feel I've read similar novels in the past.

    The tone resembles My Sister's Keeper in many ways, written in the perspective of teenagers suffering from cancer and attempting to lead as normal a life as possible. And while it's sweet and sad, I just don't feel it was written that spectacularly. The story content is important, but the writing falls a little short - but I'm assuming that as this is more for young adults, it is geared in this way as well.

    And I may sound completely heartless but the build-up to the reveal was overdone, and the ending was drawn out for far too long that it was an anti-climax. That could be the author's intention to make death seem as if a passing ship. A little disappointed overall.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lauren
    8/28/17
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    "Amazing"

    I have read and re-read this book (or rather listened) several times. It's amazing. I love it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lingoo Ninja
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    7/3/17
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    "Awesome book"

    We use this book for ESL students past two summers with accompanying audiobook. We follow it up with worksheets & movie. Thoroughly enjoyable!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • nicola
    6/30/17
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    "amazing touch my heart."

    such a lovely touching story and opens eyes about illness. what an emotional rollercoaster!! !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gemma
    5/9/17
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    "touching"

    such a touching and moving story. genuinely loved this book! and the narrator was perfect. 5 stars all round :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/27/17
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    "amazing storyline"

    Absolutley loved this story.
    not usually into this genre but I had to listen as I had heard such good things.
    I couldn't stop listening :)
    I have also watched the film hutnit doesn't dinthe book justice. You can feel all the emotions of the charactars as if you were them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    UK
    12/12/16
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    "Interesting love story!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone not just a young adult. The story is interesting and pleasantly written with a wonderful voice that leads you into it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fault in Our Stars?

    The travel to Amsterdam on the plane.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Filip
    10/27/16
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    "Great book!"

    I liked the story very much! It was a unique and unexpected experience. Definitely recommend to read it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    GB
    8/28/16
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    "Dying"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fault in Our Stars to be better than the print version?

    Any version. The read one has its undisputable appeal.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fault in Our Stars?

    No particular moment, just overall feeling from the book. Sad book with hopes shattered, dreams we know are only dreams and love found and lost. I felt miserable in the course of reading and was happy once I had finshed it. I cannot make up my mind if I run through it so quickly over one weekend because I so much wished it ended soon or just because it was really a good book. Decide yourself.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    You cannot enjoy this really, too much of personal misery involved, and, knowing how a misery (albeit much different one) feels, it only revives your own feelings. However the scene just after Anne Frank's house was satisfying. You expect and want and wish for this to come. If I enjoyed something in particular, it was the banter with Isaac. It is exactly the way how one can at least partly shield of the crap in one's life. I would also like to mention that the parents are great. Both couples. As for some reviews - I do not think Augustus changed in any way towards the end of the book. Maybe the reviewer got it a all wrong, maybe I just judge according to my own perception.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I almost did. I liked it. It is marvelously written. I will never listen to it again. I will see the movie. Once and alone.


    Any additional comments?

    As above; a very good book. Actually a book that I would put at any "must read" list. Nevertheless it is likely my top five heartbreaking books I ever encountered and I likely ever will. I am not likely to go through this again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • togumuc
    8/25/16
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    "Struggled to finish"

    Probably a good story for a movie, but not enough for a book. I never really managed to get into the story, I was wandering when it would kick-in... But it never came...
    Also did not like the reader. Too many fake accents and impressions which did not fit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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